Volvo, Navistar Talk Merger

Sweden’s Volvo is talking to Navistar International about a possible buyout, merger or alliance, reports the London-based Financial Times newspaper


Arkansas Lawmakers Propose Weight-Distance Tax

The dreaded weight-distance tax has reared its ugly head in a bill in the Arkansas state Legislature


Illinois Bill Would Require Emissions Tests

Trucks in the Chicago area would face both annual and random emissions tests under a new bill being drafted by state House speaker Michael Madigan


Virginia Cracks Down On I-81 Speeders

Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore has ordered a state police crackdown on speeding on Interstate 81, where four people died last month in a multiple-vehicle crash


FCC Lowers Payphone Surcharge

Citing “more up-to-date information” regarding the cost of providing payphone service, the Federal Communications Commission has lowered the surcharge on toll-free calls from 28.4 cents per call to 24 cents per call. The surcharge is the result


Smart Card Launched For Truckstop Industry

SmartStop’s new contactless “smart card” offers truck stop operators automated communication at the fuel pump, reduced or eliminated transaction fees, fast information and settlement, a way to implement and track loyalty programs, and a share of


Smart Card Launched For Trucking Industry

SmartStop’s new contactless “smart card” can be used for just about anything drivers need at a participating truckstop: automatic fueling, c-store and restaurant purchases, making phone calls, participating in loyalty programs, and receiving cash advances. The card


Truckers May Sue Engine Makers

Some truck owners are talking with attorneys about the possibility of suing engine makers over their recent multimillion-dollar settlement with the federal government on emissions


South Carolina Considers Interstate Tolls

South Carolina’s new Transportation Commission chairman has proposed putting tollbooths on existing interstate highways


RDO Buys Texas Volvo Dealership

RDO Equipment Co., Fargo, ND, has purchased a Volvo truck dealership with locations in Dallas and Fort Worth, TX. Ronald Offutt, chairman of RDO, notes that Dallas/Fort Worth is the second largest heavy duty truck market in


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